Elijah Haynes scored 27 points as Chapel Hill routed Carrboro 76-48 on Tuesday night at Jaguars Gymnasium.
The Tigers (2-4) jumped out to a 17-3 lead in the opening 3:37 and led by double digits almost the entire way.
Ben Gaynes, A.J. Thompson and Max Conolly each added 11 for the Tigers, who are scheduled to open their Big 8 Conference slate Friday against Northwood.
Zach Anderson paced Carrboro (0-6) with 11 points, the only Jaguar in double figures.
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Jaguars point guard Josiah Browning picked up three fouls in the opening four minutes, sending him to the bench for the duration of the first half. He picked up his fourth with 5:39 remaining in the third quarter, failing to get into the flow of the game.
Carrboro is scheduled to be off until next Wednesday, when it visits South Granville, the Jaguars’ first 2A opponent this season. Carrboro then hosts East Chapel Hill on Friday, Dec. 18.
Turning Point: Chapel Hill started 7-of-9 from the field to leap out to a 23-6 lead. Haynes scored 15 points in the first quarter.
They Said It: “Elijah was having fun out there. You can tell he was relaxed early on. He was really confident going in. If we can knock down shots consistently, we won’t have to worry about our lack of size.” – Chapel Hill coach Bill Walton.
By the Numbers
32: Chapel Hill’s largest lead at 73-41 with 2:28 remaining when Markale Cardova canned a jumper on an assist from Terry Green.
0-17: Combined record of Carrboro football and boys basketball teams so far this season.
2: Chapel Hill wins so far, both against Carrboro.
4: Number of points scored by Carrboro player Max Von Name.
Chapel Hill girls win third straight
Coming off a 39-30 victory last Friday at 4A Northern Durham, Carrboro (2-3) couldn’t hang with Chapel Hill in the girls’ game Tuesday night and lost 63-35 Tuesday night to the visiting Tigers (5-1).
Mariah Jacobs led three Chapel Hill players in double figures with her 16 points. Autumn West added 14 and Alliyah Chaplin 12 for the Tigers. Ti’Mia Chaplin had 10 rebounds to go with her six points.
In the two teams’ first meeting earlier this season, Chapel Hill defeated Carrboro 59-30.